Our calendar is full of book events and opportunities for writers organised by bookish groups throughout Aotearoa. Whether it’s a festival, book launch, award, grant, poetry reading or live storytelling event, never miss a book event or writers' opportunity in your community again!
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Come join Lucy and Unity Books for an evening celebrating the spirit of Wellingtonians.
Join Jo Cribb, one of the authors of 'Take Your Space: Successful Women Share Their Secrets' + a panel at this lunchtime discussion.
The official launch of the latest thriller by New Zealand author Kirsten McKenzie - The Forger and the Thief.
Set in Florence, Italy, The Forger and the Thief is set amongst the devastating floods of November 1966, where the River Arno ravaged Florence's artworks, architecture and citizens. The launch of The Forger and the Thief coincides with the 54th anniversary of the floods.
Kirsten's previous thrillers - Painted and Doctor Perry, were both bestsellers in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, enjoying a long run in the horror charts. Kirsten is a full time author based in Auckland.
Our closing night special features spoken word and Taonga Puoro (traditional Māori instruments).
Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh (performing artist)
Rob Thorne (performing artist)
regretfully cancelled: Our annual children's book festival.
Unity Books and Huia Publishers invite you to hear renowned Pasifika poet Karlo Mila share readings from Goddess Muscle.
Misinformation and Disinformation in the Age Of Covid19
Presented by the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.
David Shanks, NZ Classifications Office Chief Censor, and Kate Hannah, Deputy Director, Equity & Inclusion, Te Pūnaha Matatini, discuss the problem of fake news with journalist & author Stephen Davis.
What is the scale of the problem and how should ‘the authorities’ be working to combat it? Should we all just have fewer opinions? Just read more books…?
Is there a solution?
Wellington’s favourite indie writers and ideas festival returns this November with a programme packed with Aoetearoa’s top writers, poets, storytellers and journalists.
Hear Cheyney McDonnell read her book "Thank You For Feeding Freckle", plus do some colouring-in and get a sticker!
Join NZ author, Helen Griffiths, as she shares her delightful debut, ‘Treasure Beyond Measure - a Collective Noun Safari’.
Join author Pip McKay at Unity Books, for an entertaining lunchtime session.
Three old-timers launch shiny new books published by Victoria University Press. Come for the wine, stay for the company! All welcome.
Auckland-based Reading Warrior author David Riley will be in Wellington for the local SLANZA meeting.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build New Zealand, by Peter Alsop, Neill Atkinson, Katherine Milburn and Richard Wolfe, published by Te Papa Press. All welcome.
We’re all thinking more about ‘supporting local’ and New Zealand produces outstanding writing.
Applications for Story Tour visits in 2020 are OPEN!
Celebrate 100 years of one of the most fascinating authors in Brazilian literature in an evening of readings in English and Portuguese.
We're thrilled to announce that Lyttelton poet Ben Brown (Ngāti Māhuta, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pāoa) will deliver our 2020 Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Pānui (formerly the Book Council Lecture) at the National Library auditorium in Wellington on November 18.
Join us to celebrate the launch of 'Letters To Young People' by Glenn Colquhoun. All welcome.
Join us for a taste of Tom’s stand-up routine and a chat about 'New Zealanders: The Field Guide' (Harper Collins NZ).
The annual Blue Dragon Book Fair in the Ngaio Town Hall, Wellington on Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 November is a chance to find some amazing book bargains in time for the summer holidays and support a worthy cause at the same time. BYO bags!
Join us to hear comic artist, Tara Black, discuss her amazing new book, 'This Is Not a Pipe' (VUP), with fellow artist, Dylan Horrocks. All welcome.
Julia Millen, The Cuba Press and Unity Books warmly invite you to the launch of Julia's memoir 'Fair Weather Hitchhiker'.